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Mickey Mantle jersey for 535 gets $486,000

DALLAS — Mickey Mantle’s 1968 game-worn jersey attributed to his 535th career home run sold for $486,000 during a recent Heritage Auctions sale. The auction ended Feb. 26. The item was second highest grossing item in the sale, one of 28 six-figure items on the $12 million night....

DiMaggio, Jeter jerseys lead GFA sale

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. — A Joe DiMaggio road jersey from the late 1940s, signed, and two Derek Jeter jerseys are among the items on the block by Grey Flannel Auctions. One of the Jeter jerseys, signed, is from an Aug. 1, 2010 game; the other is from a March 8, 2008 game with...

Last Michael Jordan jersey fetches $173,240

WEST BERLIN, N.J. — A 1998 game-used Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls jersey from his last regular season game sold for $173,240 in a Goldin Auctions sale that ended Nov. 15. The bidding rose to the hammer price in 17 bids. A pair of worn and signed Jordan game shoes from 1996 sold...

Christy Mathewson 1905 bat: $218,700

WEST BERLIN, N.J. — A 1905 Christy Mathewson game-used bat, signed and dated by John McGraw and other members of the New York Giants, sold for $218,700 in a Goldin Auction event that ended early Aug. 9. The sales price was twice the minimum bid. A Babe Ruth 1932 Yankees cap fell...

Still many good characters in sports

From the October/November issue of Sweet Spot, Vol. 22, No. 2 At a time when Americans are in the thick of World War III, when towns are burning over racial violence, kidnappings or school shootings, when professional athletes abuse the privilege of earning whopping salaries by...